Ostomates shouldn’t be afraid to talk about sex. So let’s start.
When I had my ileostomy surgery, my kids were eleven and eight years old. I was quite open with them about my surgery and what was involved, but I know that it can be a challenge for some parents.
In this article, I hope to share some ideas on how to approach this topic with young kids so you are both comfortable talking about the surgery and the life that follows it.
This is a topic that I really wish I could have written sooner, as I know many ostomates have trouble building confidence after their surgery.